A brief chronology of the day
- New yarn shop (small purchase)
- Breakfast for lunch
- 2nd yarn shop (no purchases but saw the cutest Tilli Thomas Elegant Trinket liner)
- 3rd yarn shop (no longer in business but we saw a fun restaurant sign)
- 4th yarn store, Major purchase, brush with person who works with stars.
- Found the new Lucky magazine on the rack at the grocery store before going home.
Off to Stop # 2 "Rather B Knitting
Upscale store with luxury yarns. Nothing to make us pull the plastic card out but they had a Tilli Thomas trinket liner that was finished in a beautiful magenta silk. One problem was that they didn't have another one to sell, just the sample bag.
A stop to A Mano was just to pick up a hat form. Mrs. Twisted made a hat that will be felted soon but she wanted the hat form to help support it while it dries. Here is where the day became really exciting. After finding the most amazing Malabrigo Velvet Grapes yarn, we decided to hang around for a little while and knit with the other customers and enjoy the chit-chat. This nice lady comes in and talks to the owner and sits down and pulls out this simply beautiful sweater made out of Debbie Bliss Superchunky cashmerino in a deep lilac color. Shannita , the owner, was talking to this lady about a repair of her sweater when the woman mentioned it wasn't for the Gilmore girls..... Huhhhhhh? Our ears perked up and we asked if she worked for the show and she replied she was the costume designer for the Gilmore Girls. OMG OMG OMG!!!
Hello! This is like one of the best shows ever!
We were thrilled to meet her and asked about some of the outfits and she was talking about the hand knit sweaters and clothes she has made for certain episodes. I asked her about a dress that Sookie wore in one episode. Mrs. Twisted bought the same dress months earlier at Torrid. She smiled and agreed and said that she remembered the distinct pattern. What a wonderful lady! So nice and friendly! She shared her tales freely as she inquired what we were all making. As she passed behind me she touched my back. The hand that has touched Lorelai, Rory and Sookie touched me! As close to the Gilmore girls as we may ever get. 2 degrees of separation LOL
Oh yeah the yarn....
Malabrigo, So beautiful and soft!
Some Yarn Bras for the secret Pal
A new Spinning Magazine. This may be a little dangerous.
A Mano is supporting a local charity knit program for newborn babies. This will soon be a soft baby blanket for a special child .
The reason for the visit to A Mano. One Plastic Hat Form
And how could we pass up this cute button in the shape of a Reese's Peanut butter cup?
This will go on a felted purse going to the Secret Pal in the second care package.